Stacey Finley, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
Sarah Noble, PhD
Program Scientist in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters
Dr. Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
President of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
Dr. Jacob Bleacher
Chief Exploration Scientist in NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Division
Paul A. Offit, MD
Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Kevin M. Folta
Professor Horticultural Sciences Department & Graduate Program in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
What is NECSS?
The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Who is NECSS for?
NECSS is for everyone! NECSS attracts hundreds of people, from all different walks of life, from around the world. It is a forum for the general public to mingle with scientists, educators, philosophers, medical professionals, students, and many other people that you might not ordinarily meet. Everyone can find something of interest during these four days of conversation!
NECSS is produced by New York City Skeptics, the New England Skeptical Society, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and The Society for Science-Based Medicine. NECSS attracts hundreds of people from all walks of life from around the world. Presenters include scientists, educators, philosophers, entertainers, activists, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, each of whom will share their unique perspective with conference attendees.